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If you’re a regular viewer of BBC’s The One Show you will be familiar with their One Big Thank You award. Every week, the show says One Big Thank You to someone who’s gone the extra mile to help others in their community.
People are nominated by members of their local community and The One Show selects the best to receive a special surprise that’s aired on the programme.
Last week, it was the turn of Dr Ian Mew, a consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care and a Dorset Air Ambulance and Critical Care Doctor at Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He was recently nominated to receive a One Big Thank You award for all the incredible work he does to help save motorcyclists’ lives.
Ian is so passionate about reducing injuries involving motorcycles that he set up the charity DocBike in 2013 with Chris Smith, who was a police motorcyclist at the time. Chris is now retired and has continued as an advanced motorcycling instructor and examiner.
The charity, supported by Novum Law, aims to eliminate fatalities and reduce serious injuries in accidents involving motorcyclists. Ian remains heavily involved as a founding trustee and volunteer.
We are delighted to say that Ian’s nomination was successful, and the One Show cameras were on hand to surprise Ian with a fake interview with popular Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers.
At Novum Law, we are very proud to support DocBike’s vital work providing education and training to motorcyclists as well as roadside critical care.
“Ian is passionate about saving lives. He set up DocBike to provide vital education and training to help bikers’ awareness of why motorcycling accidents happen, how to avoid them and to improve their riding skills.
“Doc Bike believes research is key to finding out about the main causes of serious motorcycling accidents to help eliminate deaths. Ian won’t rest until he has done all that he can to reduce or prevent fatal road traffic accidents involving bikers. He is a truly inspirational guy, whose passion and dedication to the cause is ‘off the scale’.”
If you missed The One Show last week, you can watch it now on BBCiPlayer.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycling accident that wasn’t your fault, our specialist team of personal injury solicitors can help you receive the best medical treatment and rehabilitation available and secure maximum compensation, so that you get the justice you deserve.
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